Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme launched new digital wallet KrisPay, which will help the members to use their air miles to pay for petrol, food and other services.
Members of SIA’s loyalty programme can now convert KrisFlyer miles into KrisPay miles instantly for everyday spending at partner merchants island-wide.
“The innovative platform will allow members to choose from using as little as 15 KrisPay miles (equivalent to about SGD0.10) to pay for their purchases at partner merchants, either partially or in full,” said SIA in a press release.
KrisPay miles will be accepted at 18 merchants spanning different categories of beauty services, food and beverage, petrol and retail.
Selected partners will offer discounts during the launch period. More merchants will be progressively added to the platform, and members can expect frequent in-app promotions and more app features to be delivered in the coming months, said SIA.
KrisPay is available for download now on the Apple and Google Play Store. Once it has been downloaded, members can easily turn their KrisFlyer miles into KrisPay miles using the app’s instant top-up function
To make payments, members simply need to scan the KrisPay QR code at the merchant, and key in the amount they wish to pay with their KrisPay miles.
Launching the digital wallet, Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, said, “We are excited to be introducing KrisPay, a novel way for our KrisFlyer members to digitally access their miles at their fingertips, at any time.
“By creating a miles-based digital wallet which integrates the use of miles into their daily lives, KrisFlyer members have yet another way to use miles instantly on everyday transactions,” he added.
Notably, KrisPay is the world’s first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet. The technology was developed in collaboration with KPMG Digital Village and Microsoft.